November 22, 1924 - October 31, 2018
It is with sadness we announce the death of Jean who died peacefully at Sunnybrook’s Veterans Residence. Jean’s husband Ted, the love of her life, also resided at the Veterans Residence, he predeceased her on May 7, 2017. They leave behind their children Jim, Brian, Peter, Deborah and Mar ianne and grandchildren Joshua, Jonah, Hayley, Adam, Alison and Tim.
Jean was born in England where she served in the WRENS during WWII. At the end of the war she moved to Canada initially settling in Nova Scotia. She then moved to Toronto where she lived for the rest of her life, more than 55 years on Wards Island.
Jean was an unsung humanitarian, always there to lend a helping hand and quietly doing acts of kindness for many. She had a long career working in Social Services for the City of Toronto and in later years was very involved as a volunteer for more than 25 years with Ronald McDonald House. Jean was true to her passion to help people to the end. Therefore there will be no funeral as Jean is too busy helping at the University of Toronto School of Medicine with research.
Jean was loved by many people of all ages, from all walks of life. The world was a better place with her in it and she will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. Our family would like to acknowledge the special companionship of Shauna who brought so much joy into Jean’s life for the last several years which wouldn’t have been the same without her. We would also like to thank all the amazing staff of LTSE3 at the Veterans Residence for the exceptional and loving care Jean received in her time there, she always felt well cared for. Memorial donations can be made to Sunnybrook, designation Veterans Residence at https:// donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute or Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House at https:// 2060.thankyou4caring.org/pages/tribute-gift-form A Celebration of Life will be held in time, please email CelebrationForJean@gmail .com for information.